Apply as a Trader

MTN Bushfire’s 13th edition taking place from 24 – 26 May 2019 is currently accepting applications to trade in the Global Food Village, Marketplace and Kidzone. Trader applications are open from 5th November 2018 to 1st February 2019. Select the application form suited to you product below. For more information or queries contact

The Marketplace:

The MTN Bushfire Marketplace welcomes sustain-ably sourced, creative and quality products that are handmade from recycled or natural and environmentally friendly materials. All products are selected against a strict product selection criteria based on the above mentioned elements.

Should you have any queries please contact
For more information on trading at MTN BUSHFIRE: call +268 2528 2040


Global Food Village:

The MTN Bushfire Global Food Village is a celebration of food culture and offers festival goers an exploration of a tantalizing diversity of culture inspired gourmet street food by seasoned food vendors.

Should you have any queries please contact
For more information on trading at MTN BUSHFIRE: call +268 2528 2040

Apply as a Volunteer/Intern

It takes over 700 people to make the magic happen each year at the MTN BUSHFIRE Festival. Our social mandate sees us offering employment to the local community for a majority of these positions. We have also developed partnerships with local and international organizations to fill other roles and provide valuable skills sharing and capacity building opportunities . These organizations are Sciences Po University (France), African Music Development Programme (France), Limkokwing University (Swaziland) and Mananga College (Swaziland).

Placements are available as internships or volunteer positions and can range in duration from 3 days to 6 months depending on the role being carried out. We match applications with available volunteer work in the various departments. Examples of positions available for interns or volunteers include Project Assistants, Department Assistants, Artist Liaisons, Stage Hands, or Customer Service Officers.

Besides being able to get work experience at one of the top festivals in Africa, other benefits of volunteering may include accommodation, official merchandise and/or food and drinks. Specific benefits depend on the position, duration of placement and will be communicated if you have been selected.


MTN BUSHFIRE does not offer volunteer positions to people under the age of 18.

Apply as a Corporate

MTN BUSHFIRE, Swaziland’s International festival of the arts offers companies/organizations a unique opportunity to promote and profile their products & services to an audience of over 29,000 people over the festival weekend.

MTN BUSHFIRE corporate booth space come in two versions; a Gazebo Space and an Activation Space. Depending on planned activities, each organization will select which type best suits them.

Gazebo Spaces are in front of the Handcraft and Design Market and offer a 3 by 3 meters space with a spotlight, 15 amp plug points. As part of the Gazebo space fee, traders will receive six (6) weekend trader passes that allow access for 6 staff members’ access to the festival for the entire weekend.

Activation Spaces are for organizations aiming for a more visible and greater involvement in the festival, which might include activation staff or brand ambassadors interacting with festival attendees outside of designated activation space area. Depending on Target Market, Activation Spaces are located In Main Arena, Golden Lounge Area (VIP Area), KidZone, Marketplace, The Barn, Firefly, The Global Food Village or the Main Festival entrance. Activation Spaces are 6 by 3 meters spaces with a spotlight, 15 amp plug points. As part of the Activation space fee, traders will receive eight (8) weekend trader passes, which allow access for 8 staff members’ access to the festival for the entire weekend.

To request more info or apply for a corporate space:

Email: or call (+268)25282040

Apply As Media

Journalists, bloggers, and members of the media are invited to apply for media accreditation for MTN Bushfire 2019. As accreditation is limited, you will need to apply via the website.

Applications for accreditation are open to authorised journalists, bloggers, photographers or videographers from the following:

  • Recognised local, national, regional or international daily newspapers, wire and news services
  • Recognised local, national, regional or international magazines
  • Recognised local, national, regional or international radio and television stations and network
  • Recognised local, national, regional or international blogs or websites
  • Credentials are NOT allocated to freelance writers or photographers who are not commissioned by an accredited news organization to cover an event on their behalf (referring letter to accompany application).
  • Application for accreditation does NOT secure accreditation. All successful applicants will be notified via email.

General Info –Accredited media personnel will receive tickets for the festivals but NOT for partners or guests. Media access does NOT enable access to backstage areas or other secure areas. A media centre will be designated, equipped with power and wireless internet.

Please Note:  ONLY accredited media will be able to attend media press conferences, request interviews with artists, or to have access to the front and side of stage for photos and videos. Media accreditation is NOT transferable without written consent from MTN Bushfire Festival.

Media accreditation does NOT include ANY travel or accommodation unless specifically pre-arranged with MTN Bushfire Festival.

Media accreditation will open in February 2019